Adaptation

Adaptation

Some days I hardly remember
What it is to fly

What loss is
When morning feels like betrayal
And shoulders ache
With sudden gravity
Pressed into cruel bone design
Too human for wings

As if I never once awoke
Hair smelling of cloud
Wound in wild knots
And damp with tears

Or slept
Curled into a crevice of wind

Other days I recall myself
Grace confined to memory
In which I have never flown
And it was only ever a dream
Of falling
With all the other angels

2 thoughts on “Adaptation

  1. Betty Hayes Albright March 22, 2012 / 12:35 AM

    Great poem, Rae – I could feel the “memory” of flying… and “Of falling
    With all the other angels” – wonderful imagery!

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